Upper Fourmile Canyon & Gold Run Road – Flood Recovery Construction

Upper Fourmile Canyon & Gold Run Road - Flood Recovery Construction

During the September 2013 flood event, numerous stretches of public and private roads, bridges, and culverts in the Upper Fourmile Canyon area, which includes parts of Fourmile Canyon Drive, Wall Street, and Gold Run Road, were damaged or destroyed. Temporary repairs were completed in 2013/2014. Permanent reconstruction is anticipated to begin in September/October 2017.

Designs of permanent repairs are being developed now and are available (below) for review.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2017.

PLAN SETS:

May 18, 2017 – Gold Run Road – Roadway/Drainage plans – These plans are close to construction-ready. Small adjustments may be made as more is learned through discussions with individual property owners and consultants. The complete plan set has been broken down into smaller files for easier downloading.

  • Pages 1 to 28 = Title – Contents – Symbols/Legend – Notes – Typicals – Quantities – Survey Tabulations – Survey Control – Index
  • Pages 29 to 60 = Tree Inventory
    • The contract will stipulate only those trees that have been agreed to be removed will be. There will be penalties for removing trees that weren’t part of the plans.
  • Pages 61 to 91 = Utility Impacts – Geometric Layout – Removals
  • Pages 92 to 120 = Roadway Plans & Profiles – Construction Details
  • Pages 121 to 168 = Drainage Plans
  • Pages 169 to 197 = Culvert Details – Habitat Restoration – Revegetation – Funding Sources
  • Pages 198 to 217 = Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP)
  • Pages 218 to 237 = General Information – Retaining Walls
  • Pages 238 to 278 = Suggested Phasing
    • These are only the design consultants suggestions. The selected contractor may have different ideas. All construction details will be shared as soon as a contractor is selected and a plan has been agreed to.
  • Pages 279 to 318 = Cross Sections

April 12, 2017 – Upper Fourmile Canyon Drive/Wall Street – Roadway Plans – the plans are close to construction-ready. Small adjustments may be made as easement negotiations are conducted with individual property owners

Feb. 23, 2017 – Upper Fourmile Creek Restoration Plans – This is the set of plans that will be used to complete the creek restoration effort. The plan set has been broken into smaller sections for easier downloads.

Jan. 26, 2017 – Letter from Director Gerstle to Upper Fourmile Canyon Drive residents regarding flood recovery project plans

Jan. 6, 2017 – Upper Fourmile Canyon Drive Construction Designs – The plans are close to construction-ready. Small adjustments may be made as easement negotiations are conducted with individual property owners. The set has been broken into pieces for easier downloads.

Jan. 4, 2017 – Gold Run Construction Designs – The plans are close to construction-ready. Small adjustments may be made as easement negotiations are conducted with individual property owners.The set has been broken into smaller pieces for easier downloads.

May 6, 2016 – Gold Run Road 90% Phase Designs – Plans available upon request

April 28, 2016 – Upper Fourmile 90% Phase Designs – Plans available upon request

March 3, 2016 – Gold Run 60% Phase Designs – Plans available upon request

March 3, 2016 – Upper Fourmile Canyon Drive 60% Phase Designs – Plans available upon request

Previous Meetings and Design Phases:

Dec. 8, 2015 – Boulder County and the project’s engineering consultant presented updated designs, answered questions, and collected feedback on the 30% design phase plans for the portion of Gold Run Road and Gold Creek that was destroyed and damaged during the 2013 flood event. The plans presented at the meeting are available upon request.

Nov. 18, 2015 – Boulder County and the project’s engineering consultant presented updated designs, answered questions, and collected feedback on the 30% design phase plans for the portion of Upper Fourmile Canyon Drive from Salina Junction to the west that was destroyed and damaged during the 2013 flood event. Information presented at this meeting is available upon request.

March 11, 2015 – Public Feedback on Preliminary Project Maps – The county presented aerial maps of the area showing property lines and current roadway alignment. They were available so people can provide comments on what they’d like to see in refined project schematics as they are developed. Meeting materials available upon request.

Project Contacts:

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